Tag: Andy Moore

Ukip surge in County elections UPDATED

In a sensational result Ukip have consolidated their surprise by-election performance and returned three county councillors in Eastleigh taking the seats from the Liberal Democrats while the Conservatives comfortably held their seat in Chandler’s Ford and overall control of the County Council with a reduced majority. Ukip won 10 seats in the county – their…

Polls close in County Election

Polling has closed in today’s county elections, held throughout England and Wales. Twenty-seven county councils and seven unitary authorities have gone to the polls and in Eastleigh district all seven divisions are being contested – the winners will represent Eastleigh on Hampshire County council until 2017. At the moment conservatives’ hold 51 of Hampshire County…

Independents twist the knife

Eastleigh Lib Dems have been left reeling as The Daily Mail published allegations by former colleagues that the party had deliberately underreported their general election spending by £10,000. The local party is already trying to come to terms with the news that a Police investigation has been launched into the allegations surrounding the driving record…

Independents lodge formal complaint

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A formal complaint that has been lodged by the Independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors that calls in to question the validity of Last night’s election result in Eastleigh Central. Independent group leader Cllr Glynn Davies-Dear has submitted a formal complaint (reproduced below) to the returning officer. Eastleigh Central was won last night from Independent Andy…

Home sweet home…

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The homeless family who had been living in the Council’s own car park after they being allegedly told to ‘get rid’ of their pet dogs have now been found suitable accommodation. Within hours of Eastleigh News publishing the details of their plight both the BBC and The Daily Echo descended on the civic offices car…

Independents say ‘We can beat Lib Dems’

Independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors

Eastleigh’s new political party have been celebrating the result of Barnsley by election. ‘The independent Party of Eastleigh Councillors’ have been encouraged by the success of the Barnsley Independent candidate, plain speaking, unemployed Tony Devoy. Although Labour managed to hold onto their seat, Mr. Devoy beat the Liberal Democrats pushing them into sixth place. See…

Parking permit vote close

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A Controversial council plan to levy a charge for first resident parking permits (currently free) was narrowly endorsed by Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC) this week by a margin of just one vote. The newly formed independent group of councillors ‘The gang of three’ who defected from the Liberal Democrats in a blaze of publicity…

Ex Mayor hits out at Huhne

Dirty chris

A former mayor of Eastleigh, Glynn Davies-Dear, has told BBC Political Correspondent Peter Henley that Chris Huhne’s adultery with a campaign worker has made him ‘feel dirty’. Councillor Davis Dear was explaining his decision to quit the Lib Dems yesterday on the same day it was announced that Mr Huhne had divorced from wife Vicky…